Monday, July 11, 2016

The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~ Please Join Us ~ Link Up 113

"Let me say first that modesty doesn’t begin with our clothing. It starts in the heart. When we’re right with God—walking in purity and humility before Him—it will be reflected in a modest appearance.

The problem with the pharasees was that their relationship with God was all physical and outward. The heart and soul wasn't affected by their faith. Sadly, women today use this same excuse when it comes to modest dressing. They claim their heart is pure and that is what is most important.

However, that is not the complete picture. If our heart is full of God, it will overflow into everything we think, say and do. It will overflow into our clothing as well. The complete picture of modesty is finally spoken out loud through your dress. It says:
"I am a follower of Christ. I understand that I was bought at a price. I understand that my adornment affects many around me. I can keep a pure environment by my proper conduct. I can keep thoughts focused on Him, rather than myself."
Let us love Him from the inside out! Let us be overfilled, overflowed and live in His abundance, in every way of our lives."
There are so many wonderful features in the making of a home. This is a place where I would love for you to share your love for anything home-related. Homemakinghomeschooling and homesteading are all a part of the lovely art of home-making!

~~Please link up posts in the spirit of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31 (such as recipes, godly encouragement, DIY's, frugal living, child-raising, medicine making, preparedness, gardening, home decoration, school lessons, sewing, crafts, etc). ~~ You are welcome to share as many posts as you like!

* This week I thought it would be nice to highlight some of the modesty posts which have been shared in our recent link ups along with some of my favorite inspirational quotes on the subject. Though I don't write on these types of topics, they are still very important to me as a God-fearing woman. *

Please visit a few of these posts and leave some comment love!

Modern Modesty by Finding Joy in the Everyday

"When a woman veils her body in modest clothing, she is not hiding herself from men. On the contrary, she is revealing her dignity to them."
~ Unknown

This Year's Modest Swimsuit by Artful Homemaking

“One of the first evidences of a real lady, is that she should be modest. By modesty we mean that she shall not say, do, nor wear anything that would cause her to appear gaudy, ill-bred, or unchaste. There should be nothing about her to attract unfavorable attention, nothing in her dress or manner that would give a man an excuse for vulgar comment. When we dress contrary to the rule of modesty we give excuse for unwholesome thoughts in the mind of those who look upon us, and every girl who oversteps these bounds makes herself liable to misunderstanding and insult, though she may be innocent of any such intention.”
~ Elizabeth Gaskell, Excerpt from North & South

Modesty Matters by Children are a Blessing

"In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel…"
~ 1 Timothy 2:9a

Nicole also shared her new book: Meant to Be Modest: A Call for Women to Return to Modesty

“A woman who focuses on worshiping God will consider carefully how she is dressed, because her heart will dictate her wardrobe and appearance. ”

Though I have not read Nicole's book, Keeper at the Homestead shared an honest review on our link up.

"You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
~ Louisa May Alcott, Excerpt from Little Women

Modest Mondays {A Series} by Beauty for Ashes

"Every young woman should dress well, that is, neatly, tastefully, modestly, whether she be rich or poor. Conspicuous dressing is vulgar. True refinement avoids anything showy and flashy: it never dresses better than it can afford, and yet it is always well dressed, even in simple muslin or plain calico."
~ J.R. Miller

The History of Swimsuits - From Bathing Gowns to Bikinis by Reflections of the Heart

"So we cannot look around at others for examples. We must have a conscience toward God ourselves, and answer these questions before Him in our own hearts.  As for myself I cannot wear what I know is not becomingly modest for a Christian to wear."
~ by Mabel Hale, Excerpt from Beautiful Girlhood, Revised by Karen Andreola

Feminine Fridays {A Series} by Reflections of the Heart

"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."
~ 1 Peter 3:3-4

Thank you ladies for sharing your hearts with us!

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
~ Romans 12:1-2


On to this week! For the sake of our readers, please link up appropriate and wholesome home-related articles and leave out any giveaways, advertisements, etc. Thank you for understanding! I can't wait to see what you all have to share! 

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  1. *L O V E* the features this week! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Wonderful features. If ever a subject needed to be addressed, it's the one of modesty. Happy Monday!

  3. fun party and lots to check out! Thanks for hosting us!

  4. Thanks so much for the party!! Have a great week!!


  5. Aww just love your features this week Jes! You know I could just get lost forever on your blog...sooo many AMAZING projects!

  6. Thank you for the feature. You have shared quite a list of jewels!!! :)

  7. Thank you so much for sharing my swimsuit post, JES! ♥

  8. JES...Great focus on modest clothing for today's day and time. Thank you for hosting my friend. Have a fabulous week. :-)

  9. Feminine modesty seems in short supply sometimes, I love the way you've addressed it gently and with Christian love. Thanks for hosting the hop this week JES!

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~

  10. Thank you for the lovely feature! Thanks for hosting and god bless

  11. That is so very true, modesty does begin in our heart! Have a great week, Lynn

  12. because we live in very dry climate (western CO) I feelneed to replace dry condiments more often. Concerned about freshess being in boxes. Had 3 jars like yours in my stash so dug them out to use for storing instead. Don't have label paper but will glue printed labels on jars instead, will still work. I buy other nicely shaped jars at Hobby Lobby when on sale, usually 1/2 off, always comes in handy. We live out few miles from stores so don't run into town for one thing. Many times by time we do go have changed mind about thinking I needed something, try to attend to few things in one trip.
    Thanks for labels to print out, appreciate it. Have good week

  13. A very nice post indeed, thank you for the scriptures and quotes, I wrote many of them down to share with my family and friends. I enjoy your blog. Now to go visit other. Have a blessed evening with love Janice

  14. Love your post! Thanks for hosting. Hugs. Monika

  15. Thank you for hosting AND this post. You're right, modesty is about our heart, but our heart will affect our actions!

  16. Thank you for hosting! I really enjoy your blog. It is so pretty!


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